Ucluelet & Barkley Sound Fishing Report

May 30 2013

Early season fishery very strong - Better than expected !

Barkley Sound May 30 2013Early season fishery is stronger than expected. This past week we were hampered by weather which drove us to fish in shore Barkley Sound to find lots of really good abundances of 12-20 pound Chinook.

The fish inside are feeding on small Herring and the fish offshore are feeding on needlefish. Using mostly spoons. Fishing 100-140 feet in Barkley Sound and deeper offshore.

A few tyees have been caught, including a thirty two pounder by Carla Roots (no picture - camera left behind!).

  Fred Gray - May 30th/2013

The weather outlook is better for this coming week so will be back offshore again.


Limits are:

2 Chinook per day/4 possession

1 Halibut/2 possession / Slot limit requirements

3 Ling cod/ 6 possession


Ucluelet Barkley Sound Fishing ReportWe have trips available daily and are always available on short Notice.

This will be over 25 years for us fishing the early season in Ucluelet.  For us it is matter of its the best place to be for the early fishery. No where else has the early season abundance of salmon and chicken halibut combined with nice calmer southerly oceans.

Many of these fish are southern migrating US origin Chinook. The runs are in the  hundreds of thousands.  

If you would like your "fish fix" between now and the time we start fishing, keep an eye on the Bonneville Dam camera on the Columbia River.  Its these same fish that are making their way south.

Boneville Fish CamsThe photo on the left a link to the online fish-cam, check back occasionally and schools will come through from time to time. Note that the camera goes offline from time to time, so check back.

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